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Jerry Spencer is no longer the head football coach at North Moore High School.
Jennie Cunningham finished third in the 1,600-meter run for the top performance by a Pinecrest athlete at Saturday’s NCHSAA 4-A State Track and Field Championships held at N. C. A&T.
The recent signing of four Pinecrest student-athletes to further their soccer careers at the collegiate level marked yet another momentous occasion for the Patriot boys’ soccer program.
There will be youth ice hockey in Fayetteville this summer, and that is good news for a lot of Moore County families.
The second annual Pinecrest Basketball Skill Development Academy for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 9 in the fall runs from June 10-13 at the high school gymnasium.
For at least one week, Andy Bare has found the secret.
Since tradition is such an important part of golf, one would expect the United States Golf Association to conduct the 113th U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., instead of the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13-16.
Three former Pinecrest High School baseball players, now pros, were all busy Friday night at ballparks located in the Midwest.
Spring had finally sprung in Moore County and it was a sight to behold.
Union Pines sophomore Rachel Breasseale took home third place in the high jump last Saturday in Greensboro at the NCHSAA 3-A state track and field championships at North Carolina A&T State University.
Union Pines head coach Leslie Fish and Vike seniors Morgan Bridgers, Lexi Byrd, Crystal Hicks, Anna Sadler and Cassidy Walker, discuss their thoughts on senior night and the upcoming postseason. The interviews were conducted after the Vikings finished the regular season with a three-set sweep against Westover Thursday in CFVC action at Bob Ward Gymnasium.
Approximately 600 swimmers converged on Moore County this past weekend for the N.C. Open Water Championships. The third largest age group race in the country, the event, hosted annually by the Sandhills Sandsharks swim club, ran Friday through Saturday at Seven Lakes’ Lake Echo. Races ranged from 400 meters to 5 kilometers and featured competitors ranging in age from 10 and under to college swimmers, and for the first time this year, there were open competitions, with five races open to any competitor of any age
New North Moore head football coach Greg Simmons was at the school on Wednesday, where he introduced himself to an assembly of approximately 50 potential players.
Union Pines coach John Lewkowicz, Alishia Mosley and Tyesha McLean talk about their win in the sectional finals and the upcoming regional semifinals.
Pinecrest defeated Hoke 65-53 in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals Wednesday. The video is made up of highlights of the high-flying Patriots taken during the game.
The sequence took place inside three minutes to play during Tuesday's 65-56 Union Pines win over Overhills in the first round of the Cape Fear Valley 3A Conference tournament. A Justin Brabham free throw put the homestanding Vikings ahead 57-52, but Overhills cut the deficit to one possession on a layup at the other end of the court. Union Pines answered by breaking the Jaguars' press and scoring two on a Jon Toomer layup to extend the lead back to five points.
North Moore was outscored 8-0 in overtime by Albemarle and fell 58-50 Wednesday night, but senior point guard John Spivey's three-pointer to send the game into extra time was still the highlight of the game. Ahead 50-47 with the ball and 1.4 seconds showing on the clock, all Albemarle had to do was inbound successfully and the game would have been over. But Spivey had other ideas, much to the delight of the home crowd.
A pep band kicked off Pinecrest's National Signing Day celebration Wednesday. In all, the Patriots had 12 seniors sign letters-of-intent to play college football. Before announcing each player individually, third-year head football coach Chris Metzger showed a bit of his motivational flair by giving a rousing speech in which he called Moore County one of the best communities in the country to live in and said Pinecrest is headed toward unprecedented success with its athletic program this school year. Finally, senior Blade Shoop, the only recruit to sign in-state, talks about his decision to choose Division II Fayetteville State over other suiters.
The following are highlights from Pinecrest's 69-3 win over Richmond Wednesday. One of four seniors honored prior to the match, Zane Excell led the Patriots into action. At 112 pounds, Cody Fitzgerald notched a takedown on his way to a first-period pin, before Clem McKenzie recorded a takedown at 125 pounds on his way to a major decision win. Garrett Bateman pinned his opponent at 130 pounds, and Nathan Frederique also recorded a pin at 160 pounds. Frederique's match, featured in its entirety, lasted only 20 seconds. Hawk George erased a deficit in the final minute of the 171-pound match to win 8-7, and Eric Soles-Moore recorded his first win of the season at 189 pounds, before Daniel Kieth posted a second-period pin at 215 pounds. Finally, the Senior Night festivities honored Grey Tampa, Soles-Moore, Keith and Excell and their families.
Taken during The O'Neal School's varsity basketball games Jan. 26.